Helena Payne

Associate, London



Helena is an associate in White & Case's Dispute Resolution and Construction and Engineering groups based in London. She has experience acting for clients in complex arbitrations under a variety of rules, including ICC, LCIA, SIAC and UNCITRAL. She recently spent six months in the international arbitration team in Singapore.

Helena is actively involved in the Firm's pro bono projects, including work with the Prisoners' Advice Service and the Whitechapel Homeless Mission.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of England and Wales
University of Law
LLB Law with European Legal Studies
King's College London


Acting for a contractor in an appeal to the UK Supreme Court in connection with the design and construction of a hydro-electric project in the UK.

Acting for the owner in an ICC arbitration relating to claims arising under a design-build contract relating to an international airport in the Middle East.

Advising on an arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules, and related litigation, arising from the alleged defective design and construction of a power station in South East Asia.

Acting in an ICC arbitration concerning the design and construction of a European nuclear power plant.

Representing a state-owned electronics company in a SIAC arbitration in relation to the termination of a licensing agreement.

Representing a state owned developer in an arbitration concerning variations and delay to the construction of primary infrastructure works for the development of a new city in the Middle East.


"Governing law error no bar to enforcement", International Arbitration Law Review (2017, Volume 20, Issue 6)